Ten of the best walks around Scarborough

To celebrate National Walking Day here are ten of the best walks around Scarborough.

Wednesday, 3rd April 2019, 3:46 pm
Updated Thursday, 4th April 2019, 1:54 pm
Ten of the best walks around Scarborough.

Whether it's a calm family stroll on a Sunday or an active hike across the clifftops, there is something for everyone in and Scarborough. Here's a list of ten of the best.

Arguably some of the best views of the town are from the top of Oliver's Mount, you can see for miles on a clear day. Couple it with a walk round the mere to feed the ducks and you have a perfect day out.
There's plenty to explore in the woods at Forge Valley. The walkway makes this option accessible to all ages.

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Popular with walkers and cyclists, the cinder track is a nice flat run all the way to Whitby. Alternatively, looping from Burniston to Hayburn Wyke and back is a great walk, with a pub to stop off at half way through!
The mammoth Cleveland Way is over 100 miles long stretching from Helmsley, over the moors and down the coast to Filey. If you don't fancy the whole thing, there are fabulous views on the stretch from Sea Life to Cloughton.
The classic Scarborough walk, equally as good when you're wrapped up in winter as in the sunshine in summer and with ice creams parlours at both ends to reward your efforts! This one is accessible to all.
Completely accessible and suitable for all ages, the Japanese-inspired Peasholm Park is a Scarborough staple. If you fancy a real leg stretch follow the river up through the glen as well.
Some more high ground here to get the best of the coastal views. Though there is an admission price to access the whole grounds, it's worth it for a glimpse into Scarborough's historic past.
Starting to venture further away from town now but with Dalby on our doorstep it couldn't not be on the list. Miles of woodland trails to explore here, and fun to be had for all ages.
Farndale in daffodil season is a must-see. It's a bit of a drive from Scarborough but the extra distance is more than made up for by the beautiful surroundings.
Ok, there's no getting round this, the White Horse is far away. It is however, a Yorkshire emblem and the walk from the top of Sutton Bank to Kilburn takes in spectacular scenery and is well worth the trip.